RELENTLESS: Bannister warns “decisive action” planned for Abaco shantytown

New affidavit seeks to protect “ethnic Haitian organic communities” on island NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday gave notice to Parliament that the government will take “decisive action” against a shantytown on Abaco known as The Farm, insisting the effort “is going to be relentless”. The minister said there were “legal […]

Magistrate chastises immigration officers for child neglect

Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain chastised the Department of Immigration Officers yesterday, after they were accused of leaving several minor children in an immigration bus outside of court while their mothers’ were being arraigned. Fourteen persons, seven men and seven women stood before Magistrate Swain, each charged with a single count of illegal landing, stemming […]

9 Chinese migrants found in Bahamian waters, processed

Bahamas Immigration officers yesterday processed nine Chinese nationals found in Bahamian waters. According to Immigration Director, Clarence Russell, the migrants were believed to have been heading to the United States when they were intercepted by a United States Coast Guard cutter. Immigration officers rendezvoused with the vessel at the Lucayan Harbour to collect the migrants […]

92 illegal migrants repatriated

A total of 92 illegal migrants were repatriated to their respective native countries Department of Immigration Chief, Clarence Russell confirmed. Friday morning, 88 Haitian nationals were returned to Haiti via Bahamasair’s jet service to Haiti. In addition, three Jamaicans were returned to Jamaica and one Venezuelan to Venezuela. Another 30 Haitian nationals were escorted to […]